When Christopher Smith began building recreational boats in 1923 (later to be named Chris-Craft) , Attwood had already been well-established as a trusted manufacturer of quality marine hardware.
After World War I, because of Attwood's reputation for fine fittings and foundry work, Chris Craft asked the company to supply brass fittings for large pleasure boats. Initially, Atwood specialized in underwater parts such as rudders, struts, strainers; and on deck hardware such as lights, cleats, chocks, and other marine parts.
From the beginning, Attwood became recognized for quality and fine engineering. Geared for low-volume production of high precision parts, quality control of its marine accessories has since become an Attwood tradition. Attwood accessories set the standard for stylish, practical, durable marine elegance.
Attwood's foundry in action